Top Gifts for Kids!

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Top Gifts for Him!

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Top Gifts for Her!

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Top Gifts for Christmas!

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Made in Movember – Changing the face of men’s health!

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Did you know…

The average life expectancy for men in the UK is almost 4 years less than women!
Men have a 14% higher risk of developing cancer than women and a 37% higher risk of dying from it!
More than two thirds of men in the UK were either overweight or obese!

There is a lack of awareness and understanding of the health issues men face.  Men do not openly discuss their health and how they are feeling and are reluctant to take action when they don’t feel physically or mentally well.

The Movember Foundation aims to change this way of thinking by putting a fun twist on a serious issue.  The idea of the moustache is to bring about change and give men the opportunity and confidence to learn and talk about their health and to take action if needed.

Everyone can get involved, you can be a Mo Bros or a Mo Sista.  We would love to hear about what you are doing and to see your pictures.  Who will have the most  stylish grown locally moustache?

Here are some style ideas to help you:

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This month’s (October) payment run

This month 208 schools and 99 charities received a payment – all thanks to people like you!

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Top payment this month went to the fab people at Kids Run Free*.

Did your cause receive a payment in our Top 10? Read more

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Virgin Atlantic winners announced!

Thank you to the kind people at Virgin Atlantic who sponsored our latest campaign to give money away to causes close to  your hearts.

The winners have now been chosen at random and they are:

Nicola supporting Ruislip Gardens Primary and Friends of Ruislip High School
Ewa supporting Rosary Catholic Primary School
Gary supporting Northgate High School
Samantha supporting Shobdon Primary School
Andrew supporting 1st Hersham Scout Group

Thank you to all who entered.  Look out for our next competition coming soon and remember to shop via TheGivingMachine to generate free donations!

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906 Schools and Charities received a payment in September’s payment run

 Our fantastic TGM RetailersAn amazing 906 schools, scout groups, guide groups, CASC’s, and charities received a payment this month totalling £31,135 – all thanks to their supporters who shop online via TheGivingMachine.  Thanks must also go to the fab retailers like Viking, John Lewis, Virgin Atlantic and Sainsburys, to name just some of the 1,400+ retailers involved – who help make this happen.

It is always a pleasure to announce the top recipient for a payment run, Read more

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Do you prefer to support local or national charities?

Do you support a local or national charity – and why?

Our recent Giving Opinions survey found 77 per cent of respondents would prefer to support a local charity over a national one working for the same cause.  The survey also revealed a view that donations to smaller charities were more likely to be spent on the cause as opposed to costs associated with running the organisation. What do you think?

To see more of the Charity Times article featuring our survey, please click on the following link:

http://www.charitytimes.com/ct/survey-highlights-importance-of-transparency-for-large-charities.php

 

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Social Saturday – a day to celebrate Social Enterprises

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Hello everyone,

Tomorrow is Social Saturday, a special day where we can celebrate the achievements of more than 70,000 social enterprises whose aim is to put money back into communities. We’re glad to be one of them. Together, we are helping to build a better place to work and live. Please do support the businesses that are taking part where you can. Have a look on the Social Saturday website and follow #socialsaturday on Twitter.

TheGivingMachine continues to support local and national charities across the UK and thanks to our members, we have generated more than 1.2 million donations to good causes. We’re proud to carry the Social Enterprise badge, which is an independent verification that we our business is about working towards the social or common good.

So congratulations to all of you who have used TheGivingMachine to generate free donations. Don’t forget to download our new Shop&Give reminder from our website to make it even easier to contribute to the causes that matter to you.

It is fantastic to see more and more business join in the social enterprise revolution. Together we can all make a difference to the way we live. Social Saturday is a great way to raise awareness that as consumers we have the ability to make a difference by choosing who we buy from.

TheGivingMachine team

 

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